Saturday, May 29, 2021 5:30-7:00 PM
The exhibition continues through June 28, 2021
The RFA will host a reception for the work of award-winning artist Denis Leblanc at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, on Monday, June 1, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine) and meet the artist. Social distancing will be observed, and masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Born in Lewiston, Maine, Leblanc became interested in art at the age of nine. Oils were used in the early years, until the age of twenty, when he stopped painting altogether. Denis took up painting again in 1994, after encouragement from many who had seen his work. This time, however, he tried his hand at watercolor. In watercolor, Denis was able to achieve the look he desired, and has painted professionally since.
Denis photographs places of interest and brings the photos to his studio in Auburn, Maine, where he visualizes his painting from the photo. He begins his work by sketching in detail with pencil. He uses a combination of watercolor techniques to achieve a strong image. He uses both transparent and opaque paint to deliver his unique look.
Although inspired by Andrew Wyeth, Denis is self-taught, enabling him to remain true to his own style without influence from other artists.
Since 1995 he has won numerous awards throughout New England and the East Coast. When not on the road attending shows, during the winter months, Denis spends his time on private commission work for clients as well as creating new inspiring works.